Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix

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The Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix is a Linux software distribution for the Raspberry Pi computer. It contains software packages from the Fedora Project (specifically, the Fedora ARM secondary architecture project), packages which have been specifically written for or modified for the Raspberry Pi, and proprietary software provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for device access.

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Remix Releases

Currently available:

 * Improved libraries for hacking
 * Optimized build for the Raspberry Pi's processor

Obtaining and Installing the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix

Refer to Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix Installation for instructions on preparing an SD card containing the Remix software.

Setting Up the Raspberry Pi for First Time Use

This is the recommended system configuration for first time startup:

  1. Connect the Raspberry Pi to a high-definition monitor or TV using the HDMI output (HDMI and DVI-D are basically the same signals, so an HDMI-DVI adapter can be used).
  2. Connect a USB keyboard (and, optionally, a USB mouse).
  3. Plug in an ethernet cable connected to an IPv4 network with a DHCP server and Internet gateway. The Remix will use this connection to set the system clock.
  4. Insert the SD card.
  5. Apply power.

First Boot

During the first boot of the system, two processes take place:

  1. the image is resized to fill the SD card.
  2. if the system is being used interactively, the user is prompted to do final system configuration (set the root password, create a user account, set the timezone, and select character-mode or graphical default operation).

These processes are managed by the Raspberry Pi Init Scripts.

System Administration: Managing the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix

The Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix is administered using standard Linux system administration procedures. For specific tips, see:

Suggested Packages

For suggestions on packages to meet particular needs and which run well on the Raspberry Pi, see Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14 - Suggested Packages.

Helping with the Remix

The Remix is based on Fedora ARM. If you're interested in improving the Remix, please consider participating in the Fedora project. The Fedora community is very welcoming, and there are instructions on the Fedora web site on how to join and participate in Fedora, whether as a software developer and packager, translator, documentation writer, artist, designer, ambassador, or teacher.

The Remix was produced at the Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology, which hosts the Fedora ARM build system.

To learn why this is a Remix and not a direct Fedora release, please see the FAQ.

Getting Help

There are many sources of help available:

Reporting Bugs and Suggesting Enhancements

Your help in identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements is very important! Please file your bug report/enhancement request:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please refer to the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix FAQ.

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